Celtics Beat Heat
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 85-82 on Sunday. There has been one very odd, recurring theme for Miami this season.When it gets to crunch time, guys not named LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, or Chris Bosh are taking the final shot. With the game on the line against Boston, LeBron James passed the ball to Mike Miller for an attempt at a game-tying three-pointer. Miller got a good look but missed the shot.
Miami hasn’t been able to iron out who their go-to guy is when the game is on the line. Eddie House has taken numerous shots this season in critical moments. He made a go-ahead three-pointer just last Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he also missed big shots earlier in the season.
ESPN’s Rachel Nichols has asked LeBron, Wade, and Bosh, about who would take the last shot with the game on the line. It’s not like all three of them looked at her and said, “Eddie House.”
Miami needs to establish who their go-to guy is. There will be several close games come playoff time. Simply “finding the open guy” just isn’t good enough when their playoff lives will be on the line.